At a talk about his book, Triumph of the Human Spirit
, struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada said that he would like to make Robben Island his home. He spent 18 years imprisoned on the island, and since his release from prison in 1989, has visited the site 300 times.
A crew of 48 firefighters from the South African organisation Working on Fire has been well-
received in Canada, where they have been deployed to help battle wild fires in Edmonton,
Alberta and British Columbia. They have received high praise from the Canadians.
Former deputy international relations minister and activist Ebrahim Ebrahim has been awarded
the Spanish Order of Civil Merit from the king of Spain, King Felipe VI, for an extraordinary
contribution to international politics and global peace brokering.
In a first for Africa, a South African pilot has received a drone licence. Nicole Swart, who has an airline transport pilot's licence, believes having the drone licence puts her ahead of the curve in the aviation industry because technology is advancing quickly.
In South Africa's townships, wine was associated with cheap liquor, says winemaker Nondumiso
Pikashe. People saw it as the favoured drink for old men who wanted to get drunk quickly, but
she saw a different side and today runs the successful, 100% female owned Ses'fikile wines.
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